Leaders Who Guide The
Grand Forks Parks Foundation

The leadership for the Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Foundation comes from our Board of Directors made up of community leaders and concerned citizens. Their roles include financial overview and support, overseeing risk and compliance (fiduciary), creating accountability, transparency and strategic fundraising direction and monitoring and evaluating governance. Our staff members implement their direction through programs and events.

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Paul Barta

President of the Board

Director, GF Central High School Choir

Terry Dvorak

Vice President of the Board

Owner/President, Millennium Systems Technology

Greg LaDouceur

Secretary Treasurer

Physical Education Teacher, Century Elementary

Realtor, Crary Real Estate

Jay Panzer

Board Member

Wealth Manager, Choice Wealth


Tim Skarperud

Board Member

Producer, Vaaler Insurance

Bill Palmiscno

Staff Member

Executive Director of Foundation

Jill Nelson

Staff Member

Operations & Development

George Hellyer

Staff Member

Finance & Accounting